Manal studied Studio Arts at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and got her Bachelor Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentration in Psychology of Art from George Mason University in Virginia.
Manal has had solo and group exhibits in cities across the United States, including New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Richmond, Dallas, Spokane, Nashville, Denver, Boston, Santa Fe, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Her work has also been exhibited internationally in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Ramallah, Paris, Rome, and Cairo; London and Brighton, England; Delhi, India; Doha, Qatar; Amman, Jordan; Islamabad, Pakistan; and Malaga, Spain. Follow her events
Her artwork have been featured in magazines, journals, radio interviews, TV interviews and newspapers throughout the world. Her mission and main subjects are: humanity, Palestine, the Palestinian people, global cultures, creating bridges between religions, Arab women, women & freedom and identity.
Manal Deeb is a Palestinian-American visual artist who works between the Washington DC area, USA and Ramallah, Palestine.
Since personality extends itself beyond present existence to what is the past, Manal's self consciousness to preserve her Palestinian identity made her concerned and accountable for her past, just upon the same ground and for the same reason as she does for the present. A desire for happiness, which is the unavoidable attendance of consciousness of pleasure and pain, Manal's work is an attempt to reach a conscious happiness away from home (in exile).
Manal's work, original paintings and digital art, presents many identities that are indistinguishable! Each identity has the same apparent memories and perceives identical surroundings, while believing, with evidence, to be representing the real self and the actual memories.
2012: United Nation's selection of 30 art pieces and speech
2013: ADC Arab Woman of the year
2014: Palestine artist of the month
2016: Director's selection for the Workhouse Arts Center in Virginia
2018: Exhibiting at the opening of the first Palestine Museum in the US
2019: Selected by the DC based and nationally renowned Woolly Mammoth Theatre for an art exhibition at the theater
2019: Exhibiting at the opening of the first Museum for the Palestinian People in DC
2020: Taubman Museum of Art curators selection
2020: Gonzaga University Law School solo exhibition